Life Story Of Pele
For a footballer to have played 1,360 games in his career and to have scored 1,281 goals, can only be a dream. But legends make dreams a reality by their sheer talent. Here is the life story of one such legend, Pele, the king of football.
This is the life story of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, or Pele, who was the youngest player in the history, to win the football World Cup Winners Medal when he helped his country, Brazil, win the World Cup in the year 1958. Pele was just seventeen years old at that time, but he made it known that he was here to stay and make history.
Pele’s inclination towards soccer was natural as his father was a professional football player. His talent was spotted early and he took the soccer world by storm. In just 3 years time, he had become a national hero, when as a 15 year old he was selected to play for the local club Santos. By the time he was 17 years, he had announced his arrival by scoring two prolific goals in the final match at the World Cup in the year 1958 that were crucial in Brazil winning the championship that year. Subsequently, he was part of the all the Brazilian teams until the year 1970 when the country qualified for the World Cup. Although the 1962 and 1966 World Cups were uneventful for Pele due to his injuries, he was roaring back in the football world in the 1970 World Cup.
He was instrumental in motivating the Brazilian team to victory with his sheer performance and presence. Brazil won the coveted FIFA World Cup in 1970 as well and Pele went on to become the only player in the history of soccer to have been a member of three soccer world cup squads.
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